Case :

ON-UM-1991-10-00116

Summary


Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : October 17, 1991
Location Of Discovery : Wawa, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : A few weeks to a few months
Race : Caucasian
Age : 40 – 60
Height (estimate) : 168 cm (5’6”)
Weight (estimate) : 75 kg (165 lbs)
Hair Colour : Unknown
Eye Colour : Unknown

Details


Dental Information :

Upper jaw – 2nd molars missing
Lower jaw – lower molars have restorations
Cavities – some teeth have untreated cavities
No wisdom teeth

Medical Information :

Ankle – surgery involving affixing a plate with five screws to the bones of the left ankle
Wrist – healed injury/fracture to right wrist

Notable Identifiers :

Ankle – 9 cm (about 1/2″) surgical scar from repair of fracture to inner left ankle plate with five screws attached to left ankle
Abdomen/groin area – 6 cm (2.3″) scar on right groin area; possibly from hernia repair
Back – small quarter shaped scar on upper back; approximately 1.3 cm (1/2″) in size

Body hair – completely absent due to water immersion/decomposition

Clothing/Jewelry :

Sock – single black dress sock

Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

The remains of this unidentified male were recovered from Michipicoten Harbour area of Lake Superior near Wawa. His estimated date of death is 30 to 90 days prior to discovery. The only piece of clothing found was a single black dress sock on one foot. No other items of clothing or personal items were located.

A frayed yellow nylon rope was found tied around the man’s waist. The cause of death was determined to be drowning.

His post-mortem weight was recorded as being 165 lbs; however, this measurement may not represent his actual living weight due to post-mortem changes noted at autopsy.

Michipicoten Harbour is located approximately 8 km (5 miles) from Wawa.

There is the possibility that this man may have entered Lake Superior from Minnesota or Wisconsin and been carried by an easterly current.

Fingerprints and dental records are on file.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police – Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : OPP 20120012 – NCMPUR 2012001299
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Ontario Provincial Police

Last Modified :
January 29, 2021